There’s a new touring company setting up in the city, and this one is a little bit different than the rest. One of the major touring components that the company is outfitted with is the Segway. I suppose that we have all seen Segways in action at one point or another, but as far as I know there are relatively few around. I’ve never taken a spin on one, although at some point I would like to try out the gizmo. Thanks to an initiative by father-son team Norman and Brandon Jonas, Buffalonians will soon be able to take a ride on one of these touring machines, while taking in some amazing architectural and scenic sights at the same time.
The tours will start from the parking lot of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society* and the escapade will last for approximately two-hours (training included). In that time, points of interest will include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Hoyt Lake, Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House. Entrance to the Historical Society is included in the price of the tour. Along with Segweys, the company will also be operating bicycle tours. “We wanted to bring an attraction to Buffalo that had never been here before,” notes Brandon Jonas, President of Buffalo Touring Company. “My father and I are both passionate about Buffalo and wanted to give people another reason to come into the City and take in the scenery, architecture, and history of the area in a fun and exciting way.”
*Tours will launch Memorial Day Weekend. Tours will be offered Thursday – Sunday, weather permitting. Per regulations, guests must be at least 16 years of age and between 100 and 260 pounds in order to ride. A complete list of rules and information, including pricing, can be found on the website: www.buffalotouringcompany.com. For more information, contact Brandon Jonas at Buffalo Touring Company at (716) 465-1018 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.